The digital revolution is affecting the world of work in many ways. Not only is it changing the nature of certain jobs, it is also disrupting the way work is offered, accessed and contracted. The growth of online platforms and the collaborative economy create new challenges regarding the protection of labour suppliers working through online platforms, and the need for a level-playing field across diverse forms of work.
In 2016 the European Commission published a Communication on the collaborative economy, taking stock of related debates and developments and proposing that it be monitored.
WEC-Europe and UNI-Europa conducted a joint project in 2017/2018 on “Online talent platforms, labour market intermediaries and the changing world of work. Key recommendations put forward in this context focused on applying existing regulation appropriately, ensuring the correct classification of workers and the fostering of social innovation.